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Pictures of The Castle

a Castle in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the county of Tyne & Wear

About The Castle

On returning from a raid into Scotland, Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror built a castle calling it his `New Castle'. This is how the city of Newcastle originally got its name. The original wooden 'New Castle' was replaced by a stone building in the 12th century. It was one of the most important medieval castles in England

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Newcastle upon Tyne. Millenium Bridge with The Sage in the background

Newcastle upon Tyne (326 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Tyne & Wear

(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)

This important City was known as Pons Aelii in Roman times; the Romans built the first bridge over the River Tyne, it was guarded by a Roman fort which was replaced by a castle.....

St.Bedes monastery in Jarrow, Tyne And Wear

Jarrow (4 Pictures)

in the county of Tyne & Wear

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction E)

This is the town that is famous for the 1930's "Hunger March" caused by the intense poverty that followed the closing of the Charles Palmer shipyard. The last of the surviving marchers, Cornelius Whalen died in 2003 at the age of 93...

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Beamish (97 Pictures)

in the county of County Durham

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction S)

Beamish is famous for its lovely open-air museum which so vividly brings to life how the folk of the region lived at the turn of the 20th century...

Cullercoats harbour. Tyne & Wear

Cullercoats (4 Pictures)

in the county of Tyne & Wear

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction NE)

Cullercoats has many pleasing aspects including a picturesque 19th century church in a commanding position close to the shoreline...

All Saints Church, Penshaw, County Durham

Penshaw (34 Pictures)

in the county of Tyne & Wear

(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction SE)

Penshaw lies in open countryside between the urban sprawl of Sunderland and Washington...

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St Nicholas Cathederal, Newcastle upon Tyne

St Nicholas Cathedral (4 Pictures)

(0.6 miles, 0.9 km)

The magnificent cathedral church of St. Nicholas has stood at the heart of Newcastle for many centuries. Its superb lantern.....

Baltic Centre Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Baltic Centre (3 Pictures)

(1.0 miles, 1.6 km)

The Baltic Centre is a new £46m art gallery on the banks of the Tyne and is the latest evidence of the area's growing cultural.....

Angel Of The North at Gateshead

Angel of the North (41 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction S)

Britain's largest sculpture, The Angel of the North weighs in at 208 tonnes and stands 20 metres high. It was based on artist.....

Gibside Chapel, National trust garden - Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 6BG

Gibside (42 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction SW)

Gibside is famous for the sedate historic estate set at the heart of the outstandingly beautiful Derwent Valley. The estate was.....

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Beamish Open Air Museum (216 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction S)

Beamish Museum lies in a basin of stunning countryside covering over three hundred acres. This is no ordinary museum, but an.....


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